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    Re: Guy Flicks

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    For some reason, its more fun to watch them on TV than by popping in a video. Not sure why that is, but I'm the same way. I thought I was just nutty that way.
    Me too. I think it has to do with laziness. At least on my part. I usually don't have the time to watch much TV during the week. So most of mine is during the weekends. And then I have a hard time getting the TV in the living room because my wife has it glued to the Lifetime Movie Network.

    So I'll go lie on the bed and, as Seinfeld characterized it, "hunt" through the channels.

    But to get off that nice, comfortable bed to slip in a DVD? Too much of an effort.
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    A man after my own heart. I have collected pretty much all of Eastwood and Wayne's classic westerns. Yet when they are on TV - just watched "A Fistful Of Dollars" for the zillionth time the other night - I gotta watch'em!
    A western some of my satellite channels has been repeatedly showing lately is "Tombstone," and everytime it comes on I start watching it. A great guy flick with plenty of action, good characters, a wonderful cast, and great lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetstop View Post
    Bet you know women who like westerns (Stagecoach, Red River, Unforgiven, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, etc., etc.) and Bond films...especially those w/ Mr. Connery, Mr. Brosnan and Mr. Craig..

    Gals can certainly like guy flicks---but the movies are still guy flicks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    A western some of my satellite channels has been repeatedly showing lately is "Tombstone," and everytime it comes on I start watching it.
    I know. Is that thing ever going to leave cable? Maybe they should start a Tombstone Channel as much as it's been on.

    yet I still watch it, even though I have the DVD.

    A great guy flick with plenty of action, good characters, a wonderful cast, and great lines.

    "I'll be your huckleberry"
    "You're a daisy if you do" (I've read that the real Doc Holiday said those lines)
    "You ought to be in bed, Doc; why are you doing this?----Wyatt Earp is my friend.----Hell, I've got lots of friends.----I don't."
    "There's no normal life Wyatt; there's just life."
    "You tell 'em I'm coming and Hell's coming with me!"
    "Are you going to draw that smokewagon or are you just going to stand there and bleed?"
    "I don't think I'm going to let you arrest us today Behan."
    "Maybe poker's not your game Ike. I know-let's have a spelling contest."
    "Say when."
    I think Kilmer did one heck of a job as Doc, and I'm not a big fan of his.

    Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc?
    Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of himself. And he can never steal enough, or kill enough, or cause enough pain to fill it up. And so he walks the earth, forever seeking retribution...
    Wyatt Earp: For what?
    Doc Holliday: Being born.

    Doc Holliday: Make no mistake, it's not revenge he's after, it's the reckoning.

    Doc Holliday: It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

    Texas Jack: Where's Wyatt?
    Doc Holliday: Down by the creek, walking on water.

    Doc Holliday: It's true, you are a good woman. Then again, you may be the antichrist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Gals can certainly like guy flicks---but the movies are still guy flicks!
    I think gals like them fer different reasons though.

    Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode when they were talking about if a guy can say a man is good looking. George can't make himself do it, so Elaine says that acknowledging it does not make a man a homosexual. George responds "It can't help"
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I think gals like them fer different reasons though.


    I probably like good classic westerns for the same reason you do, GAC. And on a Sat. morning an old "oater" feels like comfort food.
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    Chick flicks pretty much make me
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    Quote Originally Posted by creek14 View Post
    Chick flicks pretty much make me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I think you'd be hard pressed to go wrong with any of the "Mafia" movies -- Godfather I & II, Scarface, Casino, Goodfellas, etc. I've yet to meet a guy that wouldn't put at least one of those movies in his top-20 all time.

    The "sports comedies" also usually figure somewhere onto most guys lists -- Caddyshack, Major League, Kingpin, Slapshot, Bull Durham.

    I think a lot of guys in my generation also have a "80s Nostalgia" thing, so you'll get a lot of mentions for The Goonies and The Karate Kid.

    I wouldn't put any sci-fi or fantasy movies on the "guy flicks" list, other than possibly Terminator and Terminator II -- the social stereotype is that sci-fi/fantasy fans are nerds. Nerds and "Guy Flicks" don't match up.

    On the action/drama front, it's hard to go wrong with any of the Die Hard movies, any Tarrantino flick (especially Pulp Fiction), or any martial-arts type film (even the Segal movies).
    What about "prison films?" Shawshank Redemption is the quintessential guy movie. Cool Hand Luke, Escape from Alcatraz, and some others are good guy flicks too, but I don't know a guy who doesn't like Shawshank. And of course for cheesecake factor, there are the "women in prison" films like Caged Heat and Reform School Girls (with the theme song by Wendy O. Williams).
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    I agree with many of the picks.
    I would add Bloodsport, Van Dam's only great flick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    What about "prison films?" Shawshank Redemption is the quintessential guy movie. Cool Hand Luke, Escape from Alcatraz, and some others are good guy flicks too, but I don't know a guy who doesn't like Shawshank. And of course for cheesecake factor, there are the "women in prison" films like Caged Heat and Reform School Girls (with the theme song by Wendy O. Williams).
    How about "Women In Chains" (which actually has a plot, but is CAMPY) and "Chained Heat II" (which is only CAMPY and BAD)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Really? I never thought of it like that. I focused more on the satire of the "sad-sack guy pulls together a band of misfits" aspects of the film. That, along with the wicked jabs at male ineffectuality and self-pity.

    All those layers are what makes it so good.
    Oh, totally, it's a great movie all-around, one of my favorites actually. But just that one aspect of it is completely unique to that film. Insomnia, really severe insomnia, is a bizarre state of mind and hard to capture simply because when fully awake, you can't grasp it, and when actually in that state, you can't communicate it. That movie actually did, with the weird cuts and flashes; I've never really seen anything else successfully do it. So that's just a little part of a great movie that stuck with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Oh, totally, it's a great movie all-around, one of my favorites actually. But just that one aspect of it is completely unique to that film. Insomnia, really severe insomnia, is a bizarre state of mind and hard to capture simply because when fully awake, you can't grasp it, and when actually in that state, you can't communicate it. That movie actually did, with the weird cuts and flashes; I've never really seen anything else successfully do it. So that's just a little part of a great movie that stuck with me.
    I always wonder how he drug himself up the ramp in the parking garage which was shown on the security cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I always wonder how he drug himself up the ramp in the parking garage which was shown on the security cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    What about "prison films?" Shawshank Redemption is the quintessential guy movie.
    Ok, I've been avoiding this because I suspect the can of worms regarding definition here is a bottomless one, but how in the world is Shawshank a guy movie? I can see excessively violent films, I can see female booty films or flatulence-centric films if I must give up a definition (even if I don't necessarily agree with it), but Shawshank is just a brilliant, complex and deeply philosophical film. Maybe the relationships are male-based, true, but their humanness trumps that, I think. To me that is pretty much a quintessential human movie, not a guy one.
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